Grubb Properties is still planning to build a major mixed-use development on Elizabeth Avenue next to the streetcar line, but the company doesn’t have an exact timeline for when construction might begin.
The Charlotte-based developer announced the project last year, timed with the opening of the first 1.5-mile leg of the city’s new streetcar. Grubb is planning to build up to 550 apartments and 20,000 square-feet of ground-level retail, such as shops and restaurants, along Elizabeth Avenue at North Torrence Street. The apartments would be under Grubb’s trademarked Link Apartments brand, catering to millennials.
At the time, the company said it planned to start construction by the second quarter of 2016. With the second quarter slipping away, I asked this week where the timeline stands. A spokeswoman said Grubb is “currently working with our partners to determine the best timeline on that project.”
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The development is part of the long-awaited remake of the area, where Grubb and partner Novant Health have been assembling land since the late 1990s. So, stay tuned for more on the Elizabeth Avenue corridor.